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Bill Chappell

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TurboTax Maker Linked To Fight Against 'Return-Free' Tax System

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

People who took a stand against a proposed tax-filing change were part of a grass-roots campaign orchestrated to help Intuit, according to nonprofit newsroom ProPublica.

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Boston Stronger: City Marks One Year Since Marathon Bombings [Updated]

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

On this April 15, Americans are thinking about the Boston Marathon bombings of one year ago. A moment of silence was observed at 2:49 p.m. ET, the time of the first explosion.

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Ooops! US Airways Accidentally Includes Lewd Photo In Tweet

Monday, April 14, 2014

Airlines commonly use Twitter to address the concerns of customers. When US Airways did that Monday, its response included a graphic picture of a naked woman.

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Pulitzer Prizes Are Out: 'Washington Post,' 'The Guardian' Win For NSA Stories

Monday, April 14, 2014

Months after exposing the National Security Agency's surveillance program, The Washington Post and The Guardian win a Pulitzer for public service. Donna Tartt won for fiction with The Goldfinch.

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Banksy Is Believed To Be Behind Eavesdropping Mural Near British Spy HQ

Monday, April 14, 2014

A telephone box near British spy agency GCHQ is now adorned with a trio of snoops, after a mural was added to a wall this weekend. The art is believed to be the work of street artist Banksy.

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Japan May Send Maglev Train Expertise To U.S., Without A Fee

Monday, April 14, 2014

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has spoken about the idea with President Obama, and Japan is reportedly willing to include billions of dollars in loans to help underwrite the expensive project.

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For Second Night, Valparaiso Fire Spreads Misery In Chile

Monday, April 14, 2014

At least a dozen people were killed and more than 2,000 homes destroyed by a large fire that wreaked havoc Saturday and Sunday in the city of Valparaiso. Some 10,000 people have evacuated their homes.

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Huge Fire Kills At Least 11 And Destroys Hundreds Of Homes In Chile

Sunday, April 13, 2014

In Chile, a large fire has reportedly killed at least 11 people and destroyed 500 homes. Thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate areas near the port city of Valparaiso.

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'Bully' Serves His Punishment: Holding Sign In Public

Sunday, April 13, 2014

After a court found Edmond Aviv had abused his neighbors with racial slurs and pranks, he was forced to sit by a busy street with a sign proclaiming, "I am a bully."

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A Girl Ages From 0 To 14 Years Old, In 4 Minutes

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lotte turned 14 in October; that led her father, Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester, to make a new "time lapse edit" of the images he has collected since her birth.

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Early Afghan Election Results Set Candidates Posturing

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Though the sample of results released Sunday is based on less than 7 percent of the total vote, analysts say a runoff is likely.

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Marijuana Vending Machine Unveiled In Colorado

Sunday, April 13, 2014

You may be picturing a vending machine on a sidewalk, ready to dispense pot brownies to anyone with correct change. That's not quite what the backers of the machine have in mind.

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Pope Francis Poses For Selfies With Crowd At St. Peter's

Sunday, April 13, 2014

After speaking to a large Palm Sunday crowd, Pope Francis moved through the audience in his popemobile — and then got out of the vehicle to greet the faithful and pose for photos.

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Ukraine Says An Officer Died In Battle With Pro-Russian Forces

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Ukrainian Security Service officer has been killed and five others wounded in the eastern city of Slovyansk, officials from Ukraine's interim government said Sunday.

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U.S. Agency Backs Down In Standoff With Cattle Rancher

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A Nevada rancher whose cattle were seized over his refusal to pay grazing fees for the use of federally protected land seems to have won at least a reprieve in his fight against the government.

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In Australia, A Minute Of Silence Is Being Sold To Help Vets

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Before you start thinking things are too noisy Down Under, know this: The Minute of Silence was recorded as veterans of Australia's military stood by, in honor of their fallen comrades.

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Google Maps Displays Crimean Border Differently In Russia, U.S.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

In Russia, Google Maps now shows the Crimean Peninsula as part of Russian territory. The service shows a different image on browsers in the U.S.

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Bus Crash Tragedy: Investigators Work As Communities Mourn

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Investigators don't yet know what caused a deadly highway crash that killed 10 people Thursday after a FedEx truck hit a bus that was taking teenagers to tour a college campus in Northern California.

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Pakistani Court Tosses Out Attempted Murder Charge Against Baby

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Weeks after he was fingerprinted and appeared in court, baby Musa is no longer living under the shadow of an attempted murder charge. The boy was reportedly 9 months old when he was charged.

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Republicans Form New Fundraising Group, On Heels Of High Court Ruling

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Seeking to capitalize on the Supreme Court's recent ruling that eased restrictions on political contributions, Republicans are launching a new "super joint fundraising committee."

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